Portrait of Emersyn

Portrait of Emersyn – 11 x 14 inch acrylic on stretched canvas I am still enjoying playing with paint on canvas…using my favorite color palette to make a unique portrait. I have to say, her hair was totally inspired by Gustav Klimt, and his fiery red headed models. She is now available in my ArtcyLucy…

Portrait of Rae

One of my last portraits of 2017 Portrait of Rae – 12 x 16 inch acrylic on stretched canvas (SOLD, thank you!) One of my classes from last year, {Held}Captive, by Jeanne-Marie Webb, was about working loosely, and intuitively. Even with using a reference photo, she encouraged us to really put our own ideas into…

All good things…

They say that Geoffrey Chaucer coined the phrase, “All good things must come to an end”, or maybe something close to that Well, in taking stock of what I want to pursue with my art this year, I am discontinuing the sale of my pendants on Etsy, as of February 12th, 2018. I will also…

Girl with a Sunflower

Girl with a Sunflower – 14 x 18 inch acrylic on stretched canvas One of my last paintings of 2017 is one of my favorite paintings I’ve ever done. Not quite the style and color combination I am usually known for, this has more of a Dutch Masters feel to it. And there’s a reason…

Portrait of Emilia

Portrait of Emilia – 8 x 10 inch acrylic on Raymar panel Another painting from the Pixelated Portraits online class…love this venturing into laying down color, and leaving it. Knowing what colors to place next to each other, comes from experience, and a lot of playing.  I love her piercing green eyes. She does have…

At the end of this year…

Is it really the end of 2017? Wow! So very hard to believe, isn’t it? November brought some winter illness to our house, so painting was a bit sparse. But towards the end of the month, my energy returned, and I was once again painting.  It’s been a year of excellent online art courses, from…

The Gift of Flowers

It’s no surprise that I love paintings of flowers. I have been a huge admirer of van Gogh’s sunflower paintings, as well as Manet’s still life works, Monet’s bouquets, and Redon’s ethereal blooms. I just don’t seem to paint very many for myself. This year I have been happily consumed with painting faces. But every…